Jogi to be shifted out of ICU tomorrow, says doctor

Updated on Apr 14, 2004 03:54 PM IST

Neurosurgeon Dr CE Deopujari, attending on Jogi, said there is definite improvement in his condition and will be shifted out of ICU on Thursday.

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Senior Congress leader and former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi, who underwent surgery on Sunday for spine injuries suffered during an accident, was "showing definite improvement and would be shifted out of ICU on Thursday".

"There is definite improvement in his condition and he was made to sit up on his bed on Tuesday and Wednesday," neurosurgeon Dr CE Deopujari, attending on Jogi, said.

"His health parameters like blood pressure and pulse rate, are absolutely normal now and he has been taking normal food since Tuesday," Deopujari said adding  "we are planning to move him out of ICU so that he could interact with his visitors".

"His fast recovery could be attributed to his basic good health and a fighting spirit," Deopujari said. However, the extent of damage to the spine was yet to be ascertained, he added.

"Jogi, who had lost sensitivity in his lower limbs following the accident, is improving and the sensitivity is returning slowly," the cardiologist and the dean of Bombay Hospital Dr BK Goyal said.

The 59-year-old Congress leader suffered severe spinal and head injuries on Sunday when the car in which he was travelling from Rajim to Deobhog in Chhattisgarh,  dashed against a roadside tree.

Jogi was flown to Mumbai the same day and operated by a team of five doctors headed by Deopujari.

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